Some believe art happens only in fancy galleries or the vaulted storage facilities of the world’s imperial museums, but Funk & Beans, like many of the world’s art lovers, see fine art everywhere. Street art is some of the most exciting and important artistic productions of our time. Recently, StreetArtUtopia.com produced a list of 106 pictures of the best street art found in 2011. Representing cities and countries from across the world, these images reveal the dark beauty of the street in political, poignant, or down-right silly ways.
Here are a few of our favorites from the series, and after that you can see some of our local favorites. (Clicking on each image will open to a full size version.)
Local Street Art As Seen By the Eyes of Funk & Beans
These shots are from InGivingUp, the blog for Houston wheatpaste artist give up. I first noticed his work a few years ago in and around the inner loop neighborhoods of Houston. Clicking on the images will take you to give up’s website.
An up and coming photographer, Kissindre Grace, sent us this shot of some East Houston street art. You can visit her site (kissindregrace.com) for more of her work.